Want more joy in your life? Here’s your recipe

There’s a grotto in Nazareth that marks the spot where the Angel Gabriel told Mary she would be the mother of Jesus. Think of it: Here she is, a young teenager engaged to be married, and she’s just found out she’s entrusted with carrying the Son of God in her womb!

Discipleship: Continuing Conversion in our Journey of Faith

Friendship with Jesus does not begin with our human initiative. It begins with Him. “Before I formed you in the womb, I knew you,” He tells us (Cf. Jer 1:5), “before you were born I dedicated you.”

El discipulado: Conversión constante en nuestro camino de fe

Amistad con Jesús no comienza con la iniciativa humana. Comienza con Él. “Antes de formarte en el vientre materno, yo te conocía”, nos dice (Jeremías 1:5), “antes de que salieras del seno, yo te había consagrado”.

Our Lady of Guadalupe is a feast for Byzantine Catholics, too

CHICAGO (CNS) — Renowned for its reverence for ancient tradition, the Byzantine Catholic Church is rather unhurried to add new feasts to its liturgical calendar.

Count your blessings and give thanks

It is easy to slip into ungratefulness amid life's challenges, but remembering the everyday blessings God provides is an antidote to the woes of the world.

Farewell, and spread the love!

Be open to the changes God brings forth in your lives, in our nation, in our world and even in our Church. And meet them all with love in your hearts.

Discipleship: A Journey, not a Destination

Mark the Evangelist recounts a telling story about a blind man named Bartimaeus cured by Jesus because of his professed faith. After Bartimaeus was healed of his blindness, he followed Him “along the way” (Mk 10:52); that is, he became His disciple.

El discipulado: Un viaje, no un destino

Marcos el evangelista relata una historia acerca de un hombre ciego llamado Bartimeo curado por Jesús a causa de su fe profesada.

Fostering and adopting children: The toughest job you’ll ever love

One woman's prayer for the miracle to adopt two children slowly became real — starting the next day when a girl climbed into her husband's lap.

Following in the footsteps of a blessed

I bumped into Sr. Felisa Muxtaytum, MSE, while I was touring an exhibit on the life of Blessed Stanley Rother at the Archdiocese of Oklahoma City chancery.